Posts tagged with "Governor Mark Dayton"

U.S. Education Secretary Has High Praise for State’s Universal PreK Proposal

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 29, 2015

This morning, Governor Mark Dayton and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited a preschool classroom in North Saint Paul, meeting with students, teachers, parents, and administrators to discuss the impacts of high-quality early learning programs on Minnesota’s youngest learners. Secretary Duncan talked of his support for Governor Dayton’s effort to provide free access to […]

President Obama appoints Dayton to Council of Governors

Posted by HBC Newsdesk February 20, 2015

The White House announced today that President Barack Obama has appointed Governor Mark Dayton to serve a two-year term on the Council of Governors. The Council of Governors, created by Congress in 2007, is a bipartisan forum to advise the Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Homeland Security, and the White House Homeland Security Council on […]

Gov. Dayton appoints Winona man to State Compensation Council

Posted by HBC Newsdesk January 16, 2015

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has announced eight appointments to the State Compensation Council. Among them is a Winona man. Gary Evans will represent the First Congressional District and will begin his duties on January 20. Others appointed include John Frobenius of St. Cloud representing the 6th Congressional District, Shirley Hughes from Minneapolis will represent the […]

Red Bulls to aid in Ebola efforts

Posted by HBC Newsdesk November 17, 2014

A Minnesota National Guard unit will be heading overseas to assist in the fight against Ebola. U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has ordered nearly 700 Minnesota Army National Guard Soldiers from the Rosemount-based 34th Red Bull Infantry Division to be mobilized to West Africa to support Operation United Assistance. In a statement this weekend, […]

Gov. Dayton convenes Ebola prevention cabinet meeting

Posted by HBC Newsdesk October 10, 2014

Governor Mark Dayton convened key members of his Cabinet, airport officials, and health and public safety leaders yesterday to discuss Minnesota’s Ebola prevention and response efforts. The Governor directed state leaders to ensure strong protections are in place to help prevent the disease from entering Minnesota, and to make certain the state is ready to […]

Gov. Dayton sends letter to N.D. governor regarding oil train safety measures

Posted by HBC Newsdesk September 24, 2014

On Tuesday, Governor Mark Dayton sent a letter to North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple concerning the safety of oil trains traveling through Minnesota and North Dakota. In the letter Governor Dayton urged Governor Dalrymple and members of the North Dakota Industrial Commission to decrease the volatility of Bakken oil being shipped through Minnesota by establishing […]

Governor Dayton holds rail safety meeting in Winona

Posted by HBC Newsdesk September 11, 2014

Around 40 area citizens attended a rail safety roundtable discussion Wednesday that was convened by Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton. The meeting was the fifth in a series of meetings held across the state to review new state rail safety laws and to learn from local leaders how to improve disaster readiness protocols. Winona Fire Chief […]

Gov. Dayton holds first railway safety meeting. More to follow.

Posted by HBC Newsdesk August 12, 2014

Earlier this week, Governor Mark Dayton held the first in a series of statewide railway safety meetings in Little Canada. Governor Dayton met with local leaders and emergency managers to review the state’s new railway safety laws and to discuss other ways the state can partner with communities to strengthen safety requirements and improve disaster […]

New safety rules proposed for flammable materials shipped by rail

Posted by HBC Newsdesk July 31, 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced new proposed rules to improve safety when shipping highly flammable hazardous materials, like Bakken crude, via rail, including phasing out the use of the older DOT 111 cars unless retrofitted to new safety standards and notifying first responders in communities that trains with high levels of crude are […]

State minimum wage to rise August 1

Posted by HBC Newsdesk July 31, 2014

Minnesota’s minimum-wage rates rise up to $8 an hour beginning Aug. 1. It’s the state’s first wage increase in nearly a decade. In the coming two years, the new law will move wage rates higher in August 2015 and again in August 2016 when the top rate goes to $9.50 an hour. In January 2018, […]

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